1.Know your skin type
Natural products with no artificial colors and fragrances work better for sensitive skin and skin problems. Made with natural and organic products, Shea moisture and 100% Pure are great choices for sensitive skin.
2. Skin Care Regimen
3. Quality Beats Cheap
Dry skin loves ingredients like hyaluronic acid, typically found in serums..
High Concentrated serums are often pricey and normally range from $80-100 but remember quality beats quantity when it comes to skin care. Skin care product lines Mario Badescu and First Aid Beauty have affordable serums with hyaluronic acid that retail for $45.
4. Melanin-rich skin needs sunscreen too.
Every skin type and skin colour needs sunscreen! It protects from skin cancer, aging, environmental factors and darkening of acne scars.
5. A good moisturizer is a must
Even if you have oily skin, you should still moisturize! Moisturizers nourish the skin, help prevent wrinkles and protect your skin from elements in the environment.
Cetaphil, Cerave and First Aid Beauty are brands with sensitive friendly moisturizers and have lots of oil-free options as well. For a very affordable moisturizer option with SPF, try Alba Even Advanced.
6.Exfoliate dead skin
Dry skin types should exfoliate 1-3 times a week, and oily skin types should 2-3 a week. For sensitive skin, once a week with a gentle exfoliating scrub will do. If you have the cash for it, scrubs by Fresh will leave your skin feeling supple and bright. For an affordable scrub opt for St. Ives.
7.Wake up and Wipe Off
A facebeat is no good if you let it clog up your skin. If you sleep with makeup on, it can age your skin by as much as three days.
I don’t know about you but I’m not rushing wrinkles anytime soon! Makeup wipes are a convenient way to get product off at the end of the day.
8.Treat your skin
Masks are a great luxury treatment for your skin and are beneficial for all skin types.
The Sephora Face Mask that they entice you with at checkout is actually pretty good for a quick, one-time pick me up. For repeated uses check out the Sephora Mud mask and Shea Moisture Raw Butter mask.
9. Catch your zzz's
Night owls, I’m afraid I don’t have good news. Between 12 am and 4 am is when your skin is in repair mode.
You want to provide your skin with the most hydration at night, so in the morning it will reap the benefits for what you did the prior night. A heavy moisturizer is highly recommended so it can take in that hydration.
10. Use what works for you
Just because your favourite Youtube guru loves it, doesn't mean it will work for you too. With improvements in science research by scientists and dermatologists, the skin care industry is constantly finding ingredient advances and improvements.
Remember that results do take time and it takes a consistent regimen to see results! For more information on natural and organic products perfect for sensitive-skin types check out our Cruelty-Free and Vegan Makeup for Melanin Girls list